Inside Barrel Polisher

Tend machines that smooth and polish shotgun barrel bores.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Inside Barrel Polishers do?

Tends single-spindle, horizontal machine that smooths and polishes shotgun barrel bores: Clamps barrel in holding fixture and secures polishing rod in machine headstock. Wraps emery cloth on rod tip to form polishing tool. Starts machine and turns wheel to feed rotating polishing rod through barrel. Varies rate of feed according to resistance sensed through wheel. Pushes tow-tipped cleaning rod through polished barrel and sights through bore to inspect finish for defects.

Should I be an Inside Barrel Polisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Barrel Centerer, Barrel Lapper, Barrel Polisher, Barrel Polisher, Inside, Inside Polisher

    How to become an Inside Barrel Polisher

    Most Inside Barrel Polishers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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